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July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - For the first time in nearly 40 years Massachusetts Democrat Ted Kennedy could face a reelection campaign with no Republican opposition, as the only announced GOP opponent, Jack E Robinson, may not be able to gather enough certified signatures to be included on the November ballot.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A well-known Washington lawyer, best known for defending Democrats in high places with serious legal problems, will be a key prosecutor, should the New Hampshire State Senate hold an impeachment trial of State Supreme Court Chief Justice David Brock. Conservatives, however, fear that Robert F. Bauer's partisan loyalties will affect the way he does his job.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Senator Bob Smith's (R-NH) involvement in the case of Elian Gonzalez has some back home wondering why. So, in an effort to help clear the air, Smith conducted a conference call with reporters on the home front to explain his situation.The senator visited the child, in Miami, in January, several weeks after his rescue from sea and arrival in the United States.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - If and when New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani decides to bow out of New York's US Senate race against Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton, several of Giuliani's fellow Republicans are waiting in the wings to challenge her.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Maine State Senate has unanimously approved a bill that would control the price of prescription drugs and create a Fair Drug Pricing Board, the first such board in the nation. An identical bill was approved on April 14th by the state's House of Representatives by a vote of 89 to 54. The measure now goes to the desk of Independent Governor Angus King. He has 10 days to decide what action to take.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A former Harvard University professor and whistle blower, who complained about the schools use of millions in federal research grants, wants Congress to pay him $928,000 in lost wages and has the backing of Massachusetts Democratic Congressman Barney Frank.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNEWS.com) - Just hours after Vermont Governor Howard Dean signed into law a "civil union" bill that amounts to the legalization of same sex marriages and provides same sex couples with the same state benefits enjoyed by heterosexual couples, New Hampshire Governor Jeanne Shaheen expressed strong opposition to homosexual marriage.Shaheen, generally considered a liberal Democrat, said, "I believe that marital unions should exist between men and women."Asked specifically about the Vermont law, Shaheen responded, "I don't support Vermont's law."
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The New Hampshire Senate voted 14-10 Thursday to abolish the death penalty in the state. The vote followed, by several weeks, similar, narrow passage in the state House of Representatives. The bill, however, may be doomed, since the state's Democratic governor Jeanne Shaheen, promises to strike it down.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - New Hampshire could be the second state in New England to consider a "civil union" bill. A civil union bill, which creates a parallel system of marriage for homosexual couples and guarantees them the same state benefits and job- related benefits as are enjoyed by heterosexual couples, was signed into law this week by Vermont Governor Howard Dean after approval by that state's legislature.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Arizona Senator John McCain's maverick personality may have helped him win New Hampshire's first-in-the nation presidential primary, but these days, McCain isn't winning many friends among Granite State Republicans.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A New Hampshire lawmaker is calling for the resignation of the state's attorney general after the AG's decision to take the side of a homosexual former Boy Scout leader whose case was heard this week by the US Supreme Court.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Montpelier, VT (CNSNews.com) - Arizona Senator John McCain has returned to two states that favored him in the primary elections, but this time, McCain campaigned for George W Bush in Vermont and for a Bush supporter in New Hampshire."I ask all McCain supporters, Republican, Independent and independent minded Democrats, to join us in electing Governor Bush as President of the United States...Now is the time for unity," McCain told a meeting of the Vermont's Republican Convention in the capital city of Montpelier on Saturday.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Fresh from Tuesday's double victories in Michigan and his home state of Arizona, Senator John McCain is appealing to traditional Republicans to join his campaign. Addressing a victory rally in Phoenix Tuesday night, McCain spoke directly to the party faithful, whose votes he continues losing to rival George W. Bush. "Some want to fool you about me. I am a proud Reagan conservative," McCain said. "I love the Republican Party. It is my home."
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
Hanover, NH (CNSNews.com) - Arizona Senator John McCain and former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley have made important gains among Independents and women in this first-in-the-nation primary state, according to a just-released poll conducted by Dartmouth College and the Associated Press.Independents now make up the largest voting bloc in New Hampshire and both Bradley and McCain have made major efforts to attract them.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
Manchester, NH (CNSNews.com) - Less than a week after Pat Buchanan bolted the Republican Party to seek the Reform Party's presidential nomination, a group of his Granite State supporters did some bolting of their own Saturday, when 18 Pat-backers walked out of the New Hampshire Reform Party's second annual convention.The meeting was so chaotic and raucous, party officials called local police to restore order. Three officers showed up, but they never intervened, preferring to catch the action from a doorway near the stage of the city library's auditorium.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Texas Governor George W Bush's double-digit victory over Arizona Senator John McCain in Tuesday's Virginia primary contest was heavily influenced by Christian conservative voters, according to exit polls.Members of the so-called religious right overwhelmingly supported Bush by a margin of 81 percent to 14 percent while the two candidates virtually split the non-religious right vote with McCain eking out a win by a margin of 49 percent to 48 percent.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
MANCHESTER, NH (CNSNews.com) - Former New Jersey Sen. Bill Bradley and Texas Gov. George W. Bush are out spending their opponents in this first-in-the-nation primary state, while Bradley and publisher Steve Forbes have spent more in Iowa.Despite spending between $2.3 million and $3.2 million in Iowa, Forbes trails Texas Gov. George W. Bush by 20 points in the latest Iowa polls. Bush campaign officials said their man has spent only $1.6 million in the state.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
Hampton, NH (CNSNews.com) - Bill Bradley has held many town meetings in this first-in-the-nation primary state, but the one he held Sunday night was different: Not only did Bradley draw a crowd of more than 500 - including many self-identified Gore supporters, Republicans and Independents - but this time Bradley had his very own attack dog of sorts, in the person of Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey. And while Bradley, for the most part, went easy on Vice President Al Gore, Kerrey, a former Senate colleague of Bradley, did not.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
Somersworth, NH (CNSNews.com) - In the waning hours before New Hampshire voters go to the polls Tuesday, the contest between Vice President Al Gore and former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley has become intensely personal and bitter, as both men and their surrogates continued to hurl charges at one another at Sunday's campaign appearances.While Bradley continued his recently stepped-up campaign attacks on Gore over abortion and fund raising irregularities, Gore shot back, accusing Bradley of engaging in "manipulative attack after manipulative attack."
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
Manchester, NH (CNSNews.com) - Just weeks after rejoining the Republican Party and closing down his independent drive for the White House, New Hampshire's US Senator Bob Smith announced his intention to seek re-election to the Senate in 2002.During a news conference at his local office, Smith said, "My plan is to seek re-election...I think I've done an outstanding job."To date, no Granite State Republican has publicly acknowledged an intent to challenge Smith, now serving his second six-year term.